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Friday, December 19, 2014

LeBron Hires a Rabbi

Was it strange that LeBron James announced he was leaving Cleveland on a one-hour special on ESPN?  A little bit.  Was it a little over the top that South Beach hosted a “Three Kings” party after the signings of LeBron and Chris Bosh like they had already won something?  Yeah, I’d say so.  But nothing can possibly top King James spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire a Rabbi, Rabbi Pinto, as a business consultant.  Here’s TMZ‘s report, courtesy of Ball Don’t Lie:

Sources involved with the meeting tell us LeBron had hired Rabbi Pinto for spiritual guidance for a “big merchandising meeting” that took place on a private yacht somewhere off the coast of NY just hours ago.

Rabbi Pinto — a 37 year-old-man who speaks only Hebrew — has met with all sorts of business moguls in the past … and is considered by some to be a “spiritual guide” who consults on business matters.

We’re told LeBron paid in the neighborhood of 6-figures to get Rabbi Pinto to sit in on today’s meeting … in which LeBron heard presentations from several “big time” retail execs.

One thing’s for sure: I could tell the Rabbi speaks no English by the expression on LeBron’s face in the photo above.  This has to be one of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard.  I know a couple hundred thousand to LeBron is like a few dollars to us, but I just don’t get the point.  Spiritual guidance?  Isn’t that what his boy Maverick Carter is paid to do?  Hope it all works out for The King.  No I don’t.

Sources:
LeBron James hires rabbi to consult on business affairs [Ball Don’t Lie]
King James Goes Old Testament, LeBron Hires Rabbi [TMZ]



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